1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Pain, Barry

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PAIN, BARRY (1867– ), English humorous writer, was educated at Cambridge, and became a prominent contributor to The Granta. James Payn inserted his story, "The Hundred Gates," in the Cornhill Magazine in 1889, and shortly afterwards he became a contributor to Punch and the Speaker, and joined the staffs of the Daily Chronicle and Black and White. His works include In a Canadian Canoe (1891); papers reprinted from The Granta; Playthings and Parodies (1892); The Kindness of the Celestial (1894); The Octave of Claudius (1897); Eliza (1900); Another English Woman's Love Letters (1901) &c. As a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories his name has become widely known.